Marine Safety Detachment Port Canaveral holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

Linda Morros, Brevard Couty Sheriff’s Office precinct director for Port Canaveral, Capt. Todd Wiemers, commander, Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Capt. John Murray, CEO of Port Canaveral, and Wayne Justice, vice chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority, cut the ribbon to Marine Safety Detachment Port Canaveral’s new building in Port Canaveral, Florida, Nov. 29, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Port Canaveral held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for its new building at the Port Canaveral Interagency Maritime Operations Center.

The Port Canaveral maritime community welcomed MSD Port Canaveral into its new building after Hurricane Matthew destroyed the previous building. The building is in a new location that provides an opportunity for the Coast Guard to strengthen its relationships with local port partners that all work together to ensure the safe and secure use of East Central Florida’s waterways.

MSD Port Canaveral is responsible for ensuring safety, security, and protection of the marine environment for Eastern Central Florida. This unit is comprised of 11 active duty and 16 reserve component personnel.

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